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Weather factors
4. sea or land breeze over a large area that change directions with the seasons
5. the horizontal movement of air
6. measures wind speed
9. energy transferred from a hotter object to a colder object
10. transfer of heat from one substance to another substance that it is touching
11. clouds that form at high levels above 6km; wispy, feathery clouds made mostly of ice
13. wind that blows from the land to an ocean or lake
14. Only form in cumulonimbus clouds
15. any form of water that falls from clouds and reaches Earth’s surface
21. measures temperature
24. measures wind direction
25. instrument used to measure relative humidity
26. form of energy with wavelengths that are shorter than violet light
27. clouds that form less than 2km above the ground; look like fluffy, rounded piles of cotton
29. Forms when rain drops fall through a layer of air 0 degrees C or colder and freeze into solid
1. process by which gases hold heat in the air
2. process by which molecules of water vapor in the air become liquid water
3. transfer of heat by the movement of a fluid
7. open-ended can or tube that collects rainfall
8. wind that blows from an ocean or lake onto land
10. the way Earth’s rotation causes global winds to curve
12. form of energy with wavelengths that are longer than red light
16. long periods of unusually low precipitation
17. amount of moisture in the air
18. band of high speed winds 10km above the Earth’s surface
19. temperature at which condensation begins
20. movement of water between surfaces and the atmosphere
21. average amount of energy of motion of each molecule of a substance
22. most common form of precipitation
23. Water vapor converted directly into ice crystals
28. reflection of light in all directions
29. clouds that form in flat layers